If poker were played cards on the table would not be exciting at all. Everybody could see who has the best hand and could play perfectly. In fact, you can not see your opponent cards and so much more interesting game. It is easy to accept that when you know more about the cards your opponents, your decisions will be better. You can never know exactly what cards your opponents have, but every time they act, give you information. If someone bet or raise is likely to have a strong hand. If you choose to just call someone, probably his books are neither very weak nor too strong. If you have good position at the table, ideally in the button, you’re the last player to act. This gives you the chance to see what your opponents do before making a decision yourself.
Are you having hand button. This book is good, but not very strong. With good position at the table you can see what your opponents are and adjust your decision based on their actions. Let’s look at two possible scenarios:
All your opponents are folding. This means that there are only two players in the hand (two positions blinds). Perhaps you have the best hand and thus should make a raise.
An early position player makes a raise, and folds all the other players do. In this situation you’re probably at a disadvantage. A player in that position will raise the most often with a strong hand, usually a pair or. Your chance to win against a weak hand is so strong and so you should fold.
In these cases, additional information that you received helped you to make the best decision. If you were in early position you had this information not available. Similar scenarios can be imagined to play on the flop. For this reason it is advisable to play more hands with good location.
Beginner poker players typically play opposite the style presented in this article. Play almost any hand (loose style), most often choose to make a call rather than raise or fold (passive style) and do not take into account the position and thus make use of available information. It is not easy, especially at first, to practice a tight-aggressive style. But the benefits will appear and this style will give you a big advantage over opponents who practice a style of playing loose and / or passive. The following article will explain how to distinguish between good and poor hands and how to play preflop.